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Robert SKREINER1,219,520@110538600381916983600 ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Natural Water Photos* includes all  Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc. by @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Photos must be your own photos and work!* ● Max *10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles,     as well as @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photo! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please share this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation in your stream! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● *Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!*    There is also a Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄* will be shared also at the Page: @110538600381916983600 and in  our Community: *TOP Photos on G+* https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702 *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the *Winners* will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *All participating Photographers will be incuded in*   *public shared circles of *     @117000139571713536948  & @110806949181190360839  & @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury!* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383 @107009098215521569646  @112840736235573716407 @115580685364349575355 @114507611997390703788    @102551956772228628364  @112271908611925541359  @102664053835780029639 @105782727431661976037   @104047237564402491584 @105124330145456519952  @101843523903788031573 @105798359393030559274  @117985549028905293535 @103374725189855996747  @112527225704468158520 by @102202857193383470434 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:001998  

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HQSP Night8,578Well... it's never too late for a high quality circle so here we go...The HQSP Night Photographers - April 2015 editionDo yourself a favour and add these people to your circles to enjoy beautiful night shots from around the world in your stream!Thanks to all contributors! Keep it going!your friendly curators+Dirk Müller & +Nico Kaiser 2015-05-04 08:11:34111321340
HQSP Gold32,662Release 2015 April HQSP Gold circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Simon Wareham  +Terrie Gray +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Andy Brown  and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners page in April- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2015-05-02 21:37:322247610
Margaret Tompkins141,406Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-05-02 12:59:121884513
Vinod Kalathil10,560My Morning Circle - April 2015 EditionAs many of you know I started this rolling circle of photographers whom I reshared in the last 12 months. I have learned so much from these photographers and it has helped me come a long way. Here are some of my favorites from April 2015.A perfectly timed capture by +Gaurav Rayal https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GauravRayal1/posts/MVsQzMNsemVA scintillating sunset by +Larry Beekman https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LarryBeekman/posts/ieZxa5BAciLAn inspiring Sardinia sunrise by +Daniele Fontana https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DanieleFontanaPhotographerSardinia/posts/hBwz217gYiEIf you get a notification, you are in this circle. To stay in the circle, you don’t need to do anything other than keep posting beautiful shots! However, any plusses and reshares will be most appreciated to spread the word. If you add the people in this circle, you can be rest assured that you will discover some great talent. If you do not want to be a part of this circle, please send me a personal message and I will remove you from this and future circles.2015-05-01 15:57:15295301048
Photo Mania USA2,161Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for April 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of April. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in possibly getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa   curated by curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2015-05-01 12:01:3080000
Margaret Tompkins141,184Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-28 02:25:081747315
Margaret Tompkins140,583Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-18 13:22:26213335
Gailen Mapes85,582Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera T-Z - 18 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-04-18 12:33:58151000
George Clark17,706If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#second #highest #achiever #in #the #world #in #terms #of #HDI #improvement #since #is #the #only #country #on #theTop #Movers" #due #to #income #rather #than #and #many #language #isolates #Most #Asian #countries #have #more #than #one #language 2015-04-09 04:57:17410511869
Margaret Tompkins139,591Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-04 13:14:46186002
HQSP Gold32,169Release 2015 March HQSP Winners circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Andy Brown and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Gold page in March- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2015-04-04 05:57:282186411
Vinod Kalathil9,891My Morning Circle - March 2015 EditionAs many of you know I started this rolling circle of photographers whom I reshared in the last 12 months. I have learned so much from these photographers and it has helped me come a long way. Here are some of my favorites from March 2015.A walk through the misty woods by +Doug Hagadorn https://plus.google.com/108212748463061367877/posts/jFYuB3Kjec2An explosion of colors by +christopher kimball https://plus.google.com/111057386379962578487/posts/Uiq552YvmeSA stunning long exposure from +Barbara Manciulli https://plus.google.com/+BarbaraManciulli/posts/YuzDu1qVkSuIf you get a notification, you are in this circle. To stay in the circle, you don’t need to do anything other than keep posting beautiful shots! However, any plusses and reshares will be most appreciated to spread the word. If you add the people in this circle, you can be rest assured that you will discover some great talent. If you do not want to be a part of this circle, please send me a personal message and I will remove you from this and future circles.2015-04-02 04:19:54299317
HQSP HDR10,234Hello HDR fans, it's time for our March Contributors Circle! We have some new contributors so make sure you check out their awesome works! If you want to be part of this circle, share your HDR images with us, adding #hqsphdr  +HQSP HDR hashtags so we can easily find you!Big thanks from me and my fellow curator +Dave Gen and we're looking forward to your April contributions!(+HQSP HDR is owned by +Anja Wessels and curated by +Dave Gen and +Peter Lipa, please refer to +HQSP Info page for more details).2015-04-01 20:12:49742314
Margaret Tompkins139,191Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-28 13:29:59201116
Ryan Johnson29,098This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#between #Western #and #Eastern #civilizations #on #the #Eurasian #continent #Ogura #Kazuo #and #Tenshin #Okakura #are #two #outspoken #Japanese #figures #on #the #subject§Historyain #article: #History #of #Asiahe #Mongol #Empire #ca #The #gray #area #is #the #later #Timurid #empire #map #of 2015-03-26 10:42:51411010
Gailen Mapes84,165Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera T-Z - 18 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-18 10:19:48162001
Random Art977Shared circle with active people#art #abstract #quotes   #fractal   #mandala  #artists2015-03-18 02:06:50314000
Margaret Tompkins137,968Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-14 18:20:09170213
Margaret Tompkins137,965Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-14 17:40:20170034
Random Art726Shared circle2015-03-09 13:54:581976212
Random Art618Shared circle with some great people!2015-03-07 17:55:12192648
Random Art5722015-03-02 10:53:37307106
Vinod Kalathil9,526My Morning Circle - February 2015 EditionAs many of you know I started this rolling circle of photographers whom I reshared in the last 12 months. I have learned so much from these photographers and it has helped me come a long way. Here are some of my favorites from February 2015.A beautiful winterscape from +Nicole Botembe https://plus.google.com/110063128841143711459/posts/YYY47ijATYfAn ethereal scene from +Susanne Barczyk https://plus.google.com/110063128841143711459/posts/WjTFc26sBgKA beautiful sunset from +Howard Grill https://plus.google.com/110063128841143711459/posts/h2ZPMKTVZdzIf you get a notification, you are in this circle. To stay in the circle, you don’t need to do anything other than keep posting beautiful shots! However, any plusses and reshares will be most appreciated to spread the word. If you add the people in this circle, you can be rest assured that you will discover some great talent. If you do not want to be a part of this circle, please send me a personal message and I will remove you from this and future circles.2015-03-01 16:22:59299541476
HQSP HDR9,807HI everybody, here is the February circle of +HQSP HDR Thanks to all of you who shared your work with us. Add, share and engage with these awesome photographers! It's been a great pleasure for me and +Peter Lipa to curate the page and with the change of seasons we look forward to you contributors sharing your exciting photos with us in March.If you would like to be part of this circle, share your HDR work with the #hqsphdr +HQSP HDR theme page.+HQSP HDR is owned by +Anja Wessels and curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen Check out +HQSP Info  for more details.?2015-03-01 11:56:0074000
BestTopPhotographer11,500BTP  UPDATED CIRCLE PER FEBRUARY 2015Please add and share this awesome group of photographers to enrich your and your friends streams with superb art!2015-02-28 20:16:13182372860
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)60,051A new circle....#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-02-23 07:00:20131113
Gailen Mapes78,964Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera T-Z - 21 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-21 20:10:351514111
Margaret Tompkins135,550Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-02-21 15:21:141621032087
John Cleese13,120Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer #socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife2015-02-18 06:41:51438764694
Circle Followers0#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-17 14:59:45155214
Margaret Tompkins135,068Dear Friends,  I'm sharing our Best of the Week circle again because we inadvertently included someone who had shared non-original work to the theme and didn't give credit to the original photographer.  Of course, we ONLY want to see original work at the +Landscape Photography theme.  I know many of your save these circles as these are the people that inspire us all.  The person is +Adriana Sanchez .  I urge you to remove her from your circles.  Thanks very much.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of   #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle? 2015-02-15 14:12:06153331056
Margaret Tompkins135,020Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photograph2015-02-14 14:06:07154342393
AUTOMOBILE 5153 Public #circle #circleshare February 06, 2015Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This #cars #cirlce  !!!*************************************************************Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Follow me here : http://goo.gl/soGb9XTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Special Invite : +1 and Share This To Break 5000 More Follower----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+Anthony Forrester +Anthony Benta +Andrea Gervasi +art-profiles.com +Nick Anderson +andrzej brauer +Scott Buehler +The Business of At Home Business +Bill Kemp +Christine Topley 2015-02-05 19:38:5749312518
HQSP Gold31,341Release 2015 January HQSP Gold circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Heiko Köster +Michael Sonntag +Andy Brown and +Anja Wessels  say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Gold page in January- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2015-02-03 21:07:062206413
HQSP Night8,163Hey everybody, here is the January circle of our night lovers. Please feel free to add this nice photographers to your circle and populate your streams with nice night photographies.Shared by +Dirk Müller 2015-02-03 15:43:12110401153
Vinod Kalathil9,118My Morning Circle - January 2015 EditionAs many of you know I started this circle of photographers whom I reshared in the last 12 months. I have learned so much from these photographers and it has helped me come a long way. Here are some of my favorites from January 2015.A colorful lighthouse by +Beena R https://plus.google.com/+BeenaR/posts/7VizSfHV8A7A dreamy monochrome landscape by +Richard Susanto https://plus.google.com/+RichardSusantoPhotography/posts/9fvT1TMX9MLUnique reflections by +Werner Polwein https://plus.google.com/+WernerPolwein/posts/cXfZPQu9Rt6If you get a notification, you are in this circle. To stay in the circle, you don’t need to do anything other than keep posting beautiful shots! However, any plusses and reshares will be most appreciated to spread the word. If you add the people in this circle, you can be rest assured that you will discover some great talent. If you do not want to be a part of this circle, please send me a personal message and I will remove you from this and future circles.2015-02-01 18:27:4530511112
HQSP HDR9,535HQSP HDR January 2015 Contributors Circle!Hello HDR fans! It gives me great pleasure to our share our first Circle of 2015! Thanks to all of you who shared your work with in January! Add, share and engage with these awesome photographers! It's been a great pleasure for me and +Peter Lipa to curate the page and a awesome start to a HDR 2015, as we continue to get new contributors sharing their exciting photos with us. If you would like to be part of this circle, share your HDR work with the #hqsphdr   +HQSP HDR theme page. Big thanks to all contributors and we're looking forward to all your February photos!+HQSP HDR is owned by +Anja Wessels and curated by  +Peter Lipa and +Dave GenCheck out +HQSP Info   for more details.2015-01-31 23:29:3265000
AyJay Schibig85,29221ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE   1.31.15 by  +AyJay Schibig This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography! Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-31 21:16:58501301943
Harry Day14,185If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-31 09:56:37373271138
BestTopPhotographer11,076S H A R E  Q U A L I T Y  P H O T O G R A P H Y   S H A R EThis is the updated circle of current active BTP members to enrich your stream with the best photo(grapher)s on google.Please ADD and SHAREIf you wish to join take a look here:http://www.besttopphotographer.com/join/request.shtml2015-01-23 19:11:39166353257
Gailen Mapes75,612Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera T-Z - 22 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-22 11:43:271502012
Margaret Tompkins133,456Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2015-01-17 14:38:48132345
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John Cleese9,872Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing #mlm #affiliate #internet #internetmarketing #mlm #google #googleplus #community #communities #ripples #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos #circulocompartido #cerchiacondivisa #cerchia #bestengagers #chiudiilcerchio #closethecircle #shared4shared #thebigcommunity #kingcircle #topcircleshare #Science #Research #Technology #NASA #Space #Innova2015-01-08 12:52:18494292344
Allan watson17,209Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars #sharingiscaring #Liver #sharingmeansthankyou #socialmedia #sports #Smartphones #tablets #photographers #art #sculptors #cooking #Strategy #Sustainability #natural #System #recipes #food #seo #sem #google #search2015-01-07 06:27:59480553796
HQSP Gold30,815Release 2014 December 2014 HQSP Winners circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the +HQSP Winners  page in December- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2015-01-04 21:00:03175542476
Margaret Tompkins132,355Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2015-01-03 15:46:55144216
Photo Mania USA1,926Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for December 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of December. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in possibly getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2015-01-03 12:20:5392001

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2015-04-29 15:16:34 (75 comments, 187 reshares, 685 +1s)Open 

Several years ago I had the good fortune to photograph at the Santa Clara Ranch in southern Texas. This ranch is wonderful for photography because there are several blinds which are conveniently located directly in front of waterholes. This area of Texas is quite arid so many animals would come to drink at the waterhole. Since we were in a blind the animals did not know we were there and I was able to capture some amazing shots. I love this close up of the deer's face with those huge eyes. Without a blind this very close up shot would never be possible in the wild.

For #wildlifewednesday   hosted by +Morkel Erasmus  +Mike Spinak  &  +Wildlife Wednesdays 
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Andy Smith 

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2015-04-29 15:16:34 (75 comments, 187 reshares, 685 +1s)Open 

Several years ago I had the good fortune to photograph at the Santa Clara Ranch in southern Texas. This ranch is wonderful for photography because there are several blinds which are conveniently located directly in front of waterholes. This area of Texas is quite arid so many animals would come to drink at the waterhole. Since we were in a blind the animals did not know we were there and I was able to capture some amazing shots. I love this close up of the deer's face with those huge eyes. Without a blind this very close up shot would never be possible in the wild.

For #wildlifewednesday   hosted by +Morkel Erasmus  +Mike Spinak  &  +Wildlife Wednesdays 
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Andy Smith 

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2015-04-15 15:18:15 (40 comments, 100 reshares, 938 +1s)Open 

On our recent trip to Kauai we visited Waimea Canyon for the first time and I was truly impressed. I can understand why it is also called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". It really was just as impressive as the Grand Canyon but with much more vegetation than the arid Southwest. We were lucky to be there on a partly cloudy day. I liked the patterns in the canyon created by the sun shining through in some areas and shadows in other areas.

For #bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  & +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  & +Breakfast Art Club 
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +RinusBakker ,... more »

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2015-05-20 15:02:59 (14 comments, 17 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Several years ago I visited Jigokudani in Nagano, Japan about this time of year to shoot the baby snow monkeys. Snow monkeys are born in April and by May they are big enough to walk on their own, but they still like to held their mother. We share over 90% of our DNA with these macaques so it is easy to see the resemblance to a human mother and child. Babies are so cute when they are this age!

For #wildlifewednesday   hosted by +Morkel Erasmus  +Mike Spinak  &  +Wildlife Wednesdays 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith and +Nicole S.
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Hugh F... more »

Several years ago I visited Jigokudani in Nagano, Japan about this time of year to shoot the baby snow monkeys. Snow monkeys are born in April and by May they are big enough to walk on their own, but they still like to held their mother. We share over 90% of our DNA with these macaques so it is easy to see the resemblance to a human mother and child. Babies are so cute when they are this age!

For #wildlifewednesday   hosted by +Morkel Erasmus  +Mike Spinak  &  +Wildlife Wednesdays 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith and +Nicole S.
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#portraitgallery   hosted by +Aamir Shahzad  &  +Portrait Gallery 

#wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #monkey   #macaque   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-19 14:49:35 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

This is a residential street in Savannah's Historic District. I love these stately old trees that are covered in Spanish moss. What could look more "southern" than this?

For #treetuesday   hosted by +Ralph Mendoza  +David R Robinson  +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera  +Kim Troutman  &  +Tree Tuesday 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kyle VanEtten
BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Werner Polwein
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve

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This is a residential street in Savannah's Historic District. I love these stately old trees that are covered in Spanish moss. What could look more "southern" than this?

For #treetuesday   hosted by +Ralph Mendoza  +David R Robinson  +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera  +Kim Troutman  &  +Tree Tuesday 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kyle VanEtten
BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Werner Polwein
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve

#savannah   #georgia   #south   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-18 14:08:52 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The iris are blooming in Seattle now. We have some in our garden, but I found this one at the Bellevue Botanical garden. Last week I was there just after a morning shower. I like the water drops on the leaves in this image. I used a long macro lens with a shallow depth of field to create the out of focus background which makes the flower stand out against a beautiful green backdrop.

For #DOFMondday   hosted by +Alan Gurling +Mark Hall  +Mara Acoma  +Nigel Smith  &  +DOFMonday 
#bellesphotos   hosed by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  & +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#macromonday   hosted by +Sandra Parlow  & +Jeff Moreau 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +StefanieSchächtel +Igor S... more »

The iris are blooming in Seattle now. We have some in our garden, but I found this one at the Bellevue Botanical garden. Last week I was there just after a morning shower. I like the water drops on the leaves in this image. I used a long macro lens with a shallow depth of field to create the out of focus background which makes the flower stand out against a beautiful green backdrop.

For #DOFMondday   hosted by +Alan Gurling +Mark Hall  +Mara Acoma  +Nigel Smith  &  +DOFMonday 
#bellesphotos   hosed by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  & +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#macromonday   hosted by +Sandra Parlow  & +Jeff Moreau 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +11608843086484481916
#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #iris   #irises   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-17 17:26:34 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Japan has so many fascinating festivals. This is a photo I took at the Festival of the Ages in Asakusa which is the traditional area or in Japanese "Shitamachi" part of Tokyo. This man is dressed as an ogre or "Oni" in Japanese. These evil characters often appear in Japanese fairytales as a personification of evil spirits. I just love the wonderful mask and elaborate costume with an out of focus background in this image.

For #bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe
#BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Werner Polwein#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +HughFerguson
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Japan has so many fascinating festivals. This is a photo I took at the Festival of the Ages in Asakusa which is the traditional area or in Japanese "Shitamachi" part of Tokyo. This man is dressed as an ogre or "Oni" in Japanese. These evil characters often appear in Japanese fairytales as a personification of evil spirits. I just love the wonderful mask and elaborate costume with an out of focus background in this image.

For #bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe
#BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Werner Polwein#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve

#japan   #tokyo   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-16 15:31:13 (60 comments, 66 reshares, 860 +1s)Open 

New Zealand is not a huge country, but it has one of the longest coastlines of any country in the world. This abundance of coastline is a big bonus for landscape photography. There is something magical about a landscape where the land meets water. Kaikoura is a small peninsula on the east side of New Zealand's South Island. I made this image from the peninsula looking back towards the center of the South Island. I like the sun setting over the distant mountains reflected in the ocean with such wonderful clouds in the sky. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

For #sunsetsaturday   hosted by +Dennis Hoffbuhr 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
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New Zealand is not a huge country, but it has one of the longest coastlines of any country in the world. This abundance of coastline is a big bonus for landscape photography. There is something magical about a landscape where the land meets water. Kaikoura is a small peninsula on the east side of New Zealand's South Island. I made this image from the peninsula looking back towards the center of the South Island. I like the sun setting over the distant mountains reflected in the ocean with such wonderful clouds in the sky. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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2015-05-15 15:10:43 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Spring is a great time to do flower portraits so I went to the Bellevue Botanical Garden to see what I could find recently. This is an allium flower I found in full bloom. The shape of this flower almost resembles a geodesic dome. I like the magenta globe with an out of focus green background. Magenta and green are opposites on the color wheel so they go together well.

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Spring is a great time to do flower portraits so I went to the Bellevue Botanical Garden to see what I could find recently. This is an allium flower I found in full bloom. The shape of this flower almost resembles a geodesic dome. I like the magenta globe with an out of focus green background. Magenta and green are opposites on the color wheel so they go together well.

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2015-05-14 15:04:41 (18 comments, 18 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Hawaii has many lighthouses, but in my opinion Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai's north shore has the most beautiful setting anywhere in the state. It stands at the end of a long peninsula surrounded by beautiful, turquoise water which is actually an underwater nature preserve. We were lucky to be there on a sunny day and it was such a beautiful sight to see!

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Hawaii has many lighthouses, but in my opinion Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai's north shore has the most beautiful setting anywhere in the state. It stands at the end of a long peninsula surrounded by beautiful, turquoise water which is actually an underwater nature preserve. We were lucky to be there on a sunny day and it was such a beautiful sight to see!

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2015-05-13 14:23:53 (39 comments, 37 reshares, 305 +1s)Open 

We seem to have the perfect climate for Rhododendron in the Pacific Northwest. We have several in our garden and they grow like weeds around here. I found these rhodies at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. I like the delicate shade of pink in these petals. Spring is such a beautiful time of year!

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We seem to have the perfect climate for Rhododendron in the Pacific Northwest. We have several in our garden and they grow like weeds around here. I found these rhodies at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. I like the delicate shade of pink in these petals. Spring is such a beautiful time of year!

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2015-05-12 14:27:42 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Palm trees are a common sight in Florida, but the cabbage palmetto is the only palm tree which is native to Florida and it also happens to be the state tree. As its name suggests, the cabbage palmetto is much smaller than most palm trees so it is quite easy to get close to its leaves. This is a closeup shot of a cabbage palmetto leaf I found on Sanibel Island. The radiating lines are fascinating and I also like the subtle change in color from yellow to green. Mother Nature is such a wonderful artist!

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Palm trees are a common sight in Florida, but the cabbage palmetto is the only palm tree which is native to Florida and it also happens to be the state tree. As its name suggests, the cabbage palmetto is much smaller than most palm trees so it is quite easy to get close to its leaves. This is a closeup shot of a cabbage palmetto leaf I found on Sanibel Island. The radiating lines are fascinating and I also like the subtle change in color from yellow to green. Mother Nature is such a wonderful artist!

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2015-05-11 15:14:30 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Last year I visited Slovenia for the first time. This is the Ljubljana River in Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana. While Ljubljana is not very large, it is a very pleasant city with many beautiful 19th century buildings dating back to when it was a regional capital of the Autro-Hungarian Empire. I like the beautiful clouds in this image just after sunset.

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Last year I visited Slovenia for the first time. This is the Ljubljana River in Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana. While Ljubljana is not very large, it is a very pleasant city with many beautiful 19th century buildings dating back to when it was a regional capital of the Autro-Hungarian Empire. I like the beautiful clouds in this image just after sunset.

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2015-05-08 15:02:44 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

The rhodies are blooming in Seattle now. I found these blooms on a bush in our front garden just after a shower recently. I just love the waterdrops on the petals and the selective focus of this image. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year and I can find photo ops so close to home!

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The rhodies are blooming in Seattle now. I found these blooms on a bush in our front garden just after a shower recently. I just love the waterdrops on the petals and the selective focus of this image. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year and I can find photo ops so close to home!

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2015-05-07 15:25:44 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

On our recent trip to Hawaii, we stayed with our friend, Yoshiharu Okazaki , in Honolulu. His condo is conveniently located in Ala Moana so one morning I woke up early and walked over to Ala Moana Park to see the sunrise. Ala Moana Park is located due west across the inlet from Waikiki and it has a wonderful view of Waikiki with Diamond Head in the background. On this morning the sun itself was hidden behind the clouds, but the clouds were very colorful. Honolulu is such a beautiful city!

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On our recent trip to Hawaii, we stayed with our friend, Yoshiharu Okazaki , in Honolulu. His condo is conveniently located in Ala Moana so one morning I woke up early and walked over to Ala Moana Park to see the sunrise. Ala Moana Park is located due west across the inlet from Waikiki and it has a wonderful view of Waikiki with Diamond Head in the background. On this morning the sun itself was hidden behind the clouds, but the clouds were very colorful. Honolulu is such a beautiful city!

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2015-05-06 14:14:56 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Spring is a great time to get out and take some closeups. I took this image a few weeks ago when the fern fiddleheads were just coming out. We have so many native ferns here in the Pacific Northwest and I always love to see them emerge from their winter slumber in the spring. I used a long telephoto macro lens to focus on the detail and a relatively short depth of field to create the out of focus background. I like the contrast between the in focus fiddlehead and out of focus background.

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Spring is a great time to get out and take some closeups. I took this image a few weeks ago when the fern fiddleheads were just coming out. We have so many native ferns here in the Pacific Northwest and I always love to see them emerge from their winter slumber in the spring. I used a long telephoto macro lens to focus on the detail and a relatively short depth of field to create the out of focus background. I like the contrast between the in focus fiddlehead and out of focus background.

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2015-05-05 14:19:53 (38 comments, 34 reshares, 434 +1s)Open 

This is Limahuli Botanical Garden on Kauai's North Shore. This garden has done a great job of preserving and replanting native Hawaiian trees in this area. This must be what Hawaiian native forests looked like before all the exotic plants were introduced. I like this view of the stream with lush forest and jagged mountains in the background. Kauai is such a beautiful place!

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This is Limahuli Botanical Garden on Kauai's North Shore. This garden has done a great job of preserving and replanting native Hawaiian trees in this area. This must be what Hawaiian native forests looked like before all the exotic plants were introduced. I like this view of the stream with lush forest and jagged mountains in the background. Kauai is such a beautiful place!

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2015-05-04 15:01:45 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

This is a closeup shot of a California fan palm leaf. When the new leaves of the fan palm open up, there are many thin white fibers attached to the leaves. I like the abstract designs of these fibers against the green of the new palm leaf.

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This is a closeup shot of a California fan palm leaf. When the new leaves of the fan palm open up, there are many thin white fibers attached to the leaves. I like the abstract designs of these fibers against the green of the new palm leaf.

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2015-05-01 15:18:06 (37 comments, 32 reshares, 288 +1s)Open 

A few weeks ago I went down to Seattle's Arboretum to see what I could find. Luckily there were still some cherry trees blooming and this is one of my favorites shots from that day. I love cherry blossoms because they are so delicate and ephemeral. I used a shallow depth of field for this image which gives it a very soft feeling. Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite flowers and a sign that spring has arrived.

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A few weeks ago I went down to Seattle's Arboretum to see what I could find. Luckily there were still some cherry trees blooming and this is one of my favorites shots from that day. I love cherry blossoms because they are so delicate and ephemeral. I used a shallow depth of field for this image which gives it a very soft feeling. Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite flowers and a sign that spring has arrived.

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2015-04-30 15:16:58 (28 comments, 20 reshares, 164 +1s)Open 

When we visited Honolulu recently we went out to Makapuu Point and hiked up to the lighthouse with Yoshiharu Okazaki. We had not hiked this trail before and I was so impressed with this view at the end of the trail near the lighthouse. This is looking out on Oahu's North shore towards Kailua. Recently Michele Obama purchased some new china for the white house which she described as "Kailua Blue". Now I can understand why she used this term. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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When we visited Honolulu recently we went out to Makapuu Point and hiked up to the lighthouse with Yoshiharu Okazaki. We had not hiked this trail before and I was so impressed with this view at the end of the trail near the lighthouse. This is looking out on Oahu's North shore towards Kailua. Recently Michele Obama purchased some new china for the white house which she described as "Kailua Blue". Now I can understand why she used this term. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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2015-04-29 15:16:34 (75 comments, 187 reshares, 685 +1s)Open 

Several years ago I had the good fortune to photograph at the Santa Clara Ranch in southern Texas. This ranch is wonderful for photography because there are several blinds which are conveniently located directly in front of waterholes. This area of Texas is quite arid so many animals would come to drink at the waterhole. Since we were in a blind the animals did not know we were there and I was able to capture some amazing shots. I love this close up of the deer's face with those huge eyes. Without a blind this very close up shot would never be possible in the wild.

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Several years ago I had the good fortune to photograph at the Santa Clara Ranch in southern Texas. This ranch is wonderful for photography because there are several blinds which are conveniently located directly in front of waterholes. This area of Texas is quite arid so many animals would come to drink at the waterhole. Since we were in a blind the animals did not know we were there and I was able to capture some amazing shots. I love this close up of the deer's face with those huge eyes. Without a blind this very close up shot would never be possible in the wild.

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2015-04-28 14:49:46 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

On our recent trip to Hawaii we joined a tour of Shangri La in Honolulu. Shangri La is the former residence of Doris Duke, a wealthy heiress. She inherited a huge fortune when she was just a small girl and had the luxury to do whatever she wanted. On her honeymoon Duke visited the Middle East and was fascinated with Islamic art. On her return they stopped in Hawaii which she also fell in love with. So she bought some land near Diamond Head and proceed to build a fabulous house decorated entirely in Islamic style. This is the water garden which suggests to me a modern version of the water garden in Alhambra Palace in Spain except for the palm trees. If you plan to visit Honolulu I highly suggest joining this tour which can be booked via the Honolulu Art Museum.

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On our recent trip to Hawaii we joined a tour of Shangri La in Honolulu. Shangri La is the former residence of Doris Duke, a wealthy heiress. She inherited a huge fortune when she was just a small girl and had the luxury to do whatever she wanted. On her honeymoon Duke visited the Middle East and was fascinated with Islamic art. On her return they stopped in Hawaii which she also fell in love with. So she bought some land near Diamond Head and proceed to build a fabulous house decorated entirely in Islamic style. This is the water garden which suggests to me a modern version of the water garden in Alhambra Palace in Spain except for the palm trees. If you plan to visit Honolulu I highly suggest joining this tour which can be booked via the Honolulu Art Museum.

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2015-04-27 14:45:06 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

This is an image from a trip to Utah several years ago. Delicate Arch is one of the most famous and most photographed landmarks in Arches National Park so we hiked up late in the evening to catch the warm sunset light. While there were other hikers there, they fortunately were not hanging out at the base of the arch so I was able to take this photo without any people. I just love the lighting on the arch with some beautiful clouds in the background. It was such a magical moment!

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This is an image from a trip to Utah several years ago. Delicate Arch is one of the most famous and most photographed landmarks in Arches National Park so we hiked up late in the evening to catch the warm sunset light. While there were other hikers there, they fortunately were not hanging out at the base of the arch so I was able to take this photo without any people. I just love the lighting on the arch with some beautiful clouds in the background. It was such a magical moment!

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2015-04-24 15:04:03 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Limahuli Botanical Garden doesn't have very many flowering plants so my eye was immediately drawn to this bird of paradise. With the mountain and the tropical, lush vegetation in the background, it just screams Hawaii. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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Limahuli Botanical Garden doesn't have very many flowering plants so my eye was immediately drawn to this bird of paradise. With the mountain and the tropical, lush vegetation in the background, it just screams Hawaii. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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2015-04-23 15:05:39 (15 comments, 7 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

This is Wailua Beach about half an hour before sunrise. I love shooting around this time because the dawn sky is often such a beautiful color. I like the subtle change in color of the sky in this image from the horizon upwards and the crescent moon is also very nice. Kauai is such a beautiful place!

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This is Wailua Beach about half an hour before sunrise. I love shooting around this time because the dawn sky is often such a beautiful color. I like the subtle change in color of the sky in this image from the horizon upwards and the crescent moon is also very nice. Kauai is such a beautiful place!

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2015-04-22 15:19:32 (53 comments, 79 reshares, 657 +1s)Open 

hen we were staying in Kauai, one day we drove up to the North shore and visited Limahuli Garden which is one of 3 botanical gardens on the island. This is a little stream which runs through the garden and provides the water for some taro fields. I used a slow shutter speed to make the rushing water look silky. I like the lush native forest as a background for this beautiful little stream.

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hen we were staying in Kauai, one day we drove up to the North shore and visited Limahuli Garden which is one of 3 botanical gardens on the island. This is a little stream which runs through the garden and provides the water for some taro fields. I used a slow shutter speed to make the rushing water look silky. I like the lush native forest as a background for this beautiful little stream.

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2015-04-21 14:59:07 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

When I go out to photograph, I first thing I need to decide is what to shoot. When I visited Mokolea Point with +Brian Hiltz , I noticed the beautiful crescent moon and immediately decided to frame a composition incorporating the moon. For this composition I adjusted my zoom lens to 70mm so that the moon was a little bigger and clearly visible in the image. I like the simplicity of this image with the moon in a beautiful dawn sky. Photography is similar to cooking. First you have to see what are the best ingredients available and then decide what to do with them.

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When I go out to photograph, I first thing I need to decide is what to shoot. When I visited Mokolea Point with +Brian Hiltz , I noticed the beautiful crescent moon and immediately decided to frame a composition incorporating the moon. For this composition I adjusted my zoom lens to 70mm so that the moon was a little bigger and clearly visible in the image. I like the simplicity of this image with the moon in a beautiful dawn sky. Photography is similar to cooking. First you have to see what are the best ingredients available and then decide what to do with them.

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2015-04-20 15:16:48 (29 comments, 8 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

The day we drove to Waimea Canyon we continued on to the Pu'u o Kila Lookout in Kokee State Park at the end of the road and this is the view we saw. This is the Kalalau Valley on Kauai's Na Pali Coast. The valley currently has no inhabitants and there is no road access, but it was populated by native Hawaiians until the beginning of the 20th century. The only way to visit the valley now is to hike in or travel by kayak along the coast. We were lucky to have partly cloudy weather and such a beautiful view because it is often very foggy and rainy on Kauai's north coast.

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The day we drove to Waimea Canyon we continued on to the Pu'u o Kila Lookout in Kokee State Park at the end of the road and this is the view we saw. This is the Kalalau Valley on Kauai's Na Pali Coast. The valley currently has no inhabitants and there is no road access, but it was populated by native Hawaiians until the beginning of the 20th century. The only way to visit the valley now is to hike in or travel by kayak along the coast. We were lucky to have partly cloudy weather and such a beautiful view because it is often very foggy and rainy on Kauai's north coast.

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2015-04-17 14:15:55 (18 comments, 17 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

On our trip to Kauai I met up with +Brian Hiltz  and we went out to Mokolea Point before sunrise. It was a bit of an adventure because we had to ford a small stream while it was still pitch black, but it was well worth it. Mokolea Point is an ancient lava bed which sticks out into the ocean on Kauai's Northshore. I like this shot where I was able to capture some wave action in the foreground with the sun rising in the background. Thanks Brian for taking me to such a beautiful place!

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On our trip to Kauai I met up with +Brian Hiltz  and we went out to Mokolea Point before sunrise. It was a bit of an adventure because we had to ford a small stream while it was still pitch black, but it was well worth it. Mokolea Point is an ancient lava bed which sticks out into the ocean on Kauai's Northshore. I like this shot where I was able to capture some wave action in the foreground with the sun rising in the background. Thanks Brian for taking me to such a beautiful place!

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2015-04-16 15:10:10 (47 comments, 50 reshares, 403 +1s)Open 

We stayed in Kapaa in Kauai which is on the east side of the island so I decided to get up early and shoot the sunrise. This is Wailua Beach which was not far from our hotel. I like the simplicity of this image and the pattern of the clouds in the sky. I love shooting early in the AM because it is often calm and peaceful. What a great way to start the day!

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We stayed in Kapaa in Kauai which is on the east side of the island so I decided to get up early and shoot the sunrise. This is Wailua Beach which was not far from our hotel. I like the simplicity of this image and the pattern of the clouds in the sky. I love shooting early in the AM because it is often calm and peaceful. What a great way to start the day!

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2015-04-15 15:18:15 (40 comments, 100 reshares, 938 +1s)Open 

On our recent trip to Kauai we visited Waimea Canyon for the first time and I was truly impressed. I can understand why it is also called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". It really was just as impressive as the Grand Canyon but with much more vegetation than the arid Southwest. We were lucky to be there on a partly cloudy day. I liked the patterns in the canyon created by the sun shining through in some areas and shadows in other areas.

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On our recent trip to Kauai we visited Waimea Canyon for the first time and I was truly impressed. I can understand why it is also called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". It really was just as impressive as the Grand Canyon but with much more vegetation than the arid Southwest. We were lucky to be there on a partly cloudy day. I liked the patterns in the canyon created by the sun shining through in some areas and shadows in other areas.

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2015-04-14 15:13:21 (58 comments, 37 reshares, 244 +1s)Open 

Spring came early this year and the cherry trees are mostly finished. This is a shot of the cherry trees blooming at UW from several years ago. These trees were donated to the city of Seattle by the Japanese government. It is always such a treat to see them bloom every year.

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Spring came early this year and the cherry trees are mostly finished. This is a shot of the cherry trees blooming at UW from several years ago. These trees were donated to the city of Seattle by the Japanese government. It is always such a treat to see them bloom every year.

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2015-04-10 14:49:57 (25 comments, 7 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

The colors in Mexico are amazing. This is a cobblestone street in the historic district of Oaxaca. Oaxaca was a thriving commercial center in colonial Mexico that subsequently fell on hard times. Because of this, its colonial buildings have survived mostly in tact. Oaxaca is also know for its textiles which you can see displayed in the doorway of the shop in this photo.

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The colors in Mexico are amazing. This is a cobblestone street in the historic district of Oaxaca. Oaxaca was a thriving commercial center in colonial Mexico that subsequently fell on hard times. Because of this, its colonial buildings have survived mostly in tact. Oaxaca is also know for its textiles which you can see displayed in the doorway of the shop in this photo.

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2015-04-09 15:21:34 (18 comments, 22 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

This is the Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Mexico. It is the first public library in North America, founded in 1646. This building was completed in the 18th century and is such a beautiful reading room. Puebla has so many fine old colonial buildings which is why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Puebla was my favorite stop on our recent trip to Mexico.

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This is the Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Mexico. It is the first public library in North America, founded in 1646. This building was completed in the 18th century and is such a beautiful reading room. Puebla has so many fine old colonial buildings which is why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Puebla was my favorite stop on our recent trip to Mexico.

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2015-04-08 15:20:10 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

This is the stained glass ceiling of the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico. This beautiful art nouveau building was built in the late 19th century and was originally a department store. While we did not stay here we did have a very nice meal in the restaurant.

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This is the stained glass ceiling of the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico. This beautiful art nouveau building was built in the late 19th century and was originally a department store. While we did not stay here we did have a very nice meal in the restaurant.

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2015-04-07 15:12:01 (38 comments, 25 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

On our trip to Italy last year we enjoyed driving around the countryside in the Chianti region of Tuscany. Of course Chianti is best known for its wine and while we were touring the region I was on the lookout for photogenic vineyards. After editing my photos this was my favorite Chianti vineyard which I was able to find with some good directions from +Terry Eggers . I just love the way the lines of the vineyard intersect with a classic Tuscan villa on the top of the hill. No wonder people say that Tuscany is the cultural heart of Italy.

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On our trip to Italy last year we enjoyed driving around the countryside in the Chianti region of Tuscany. Of course Chianti is best known for its wine and while we were touring the region I was on the lookout for photogenic vineyards. After editing my photos this was my favorite Chianti vineyard which I was able to find with some good directions from +Terry Eggers . I just love the way the lines of the vineyard intersect with a classic Tuscan villa on the top of the hill. No wonder people say that Tuscany is the cultural heart of Italy.

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2015-04-06 15:36:44 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

This is the Rosary Chapel of Santo Domingo Church in Puebla. During the colonial period Puebla was Mexico's second largest city and its wealth funded this very beautiful structure. Because it has so much gold leaf, it is also called the golden house. Tradition says that the Virgin Mary gave a rosary to St. Dominic the founder of the Dominican order so they dedicated this chapel to Our Lady of the Rosary. It is one of the finest examples of Mexican baroque architecture and one of the highlights of our stay in Puebla.

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This is the Rosary Chapel of Santo Domingo Church in Puebla. During the colonial period Puebla was Mexico's second largest city and its wealth funded this very beautiful structure. Because it has so much gold leaf, it is also called the golden house. Tradition says that the Virgin Mary gave a rosary to St. Dominic the founder of the Dominican order so they dedicated this chapel to Our Lady of the Rosary. It is one of the finest examples of Mexican baroque architecture and one of the highlights of our stay in Puebla.

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2015-04-03 15:10:32 (26 comments, 12 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Venice is one of my favorite cities and St. Mark's Square is one of my favorite places in Venice. I got up early to make this image because I wanted to capture the square without any people. During the daytime it is very crowded here. I like the beautiful dawn sky in this image and the buildings illuminated by the street lights. On top of the left column you can see a lion which is the symbol of St. Mark, Venice's patron saint. It was such a beautiful morning!

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Venice is one of my favorite cities and St. Mark's Square is one of my favorite places in Venice. I got up early to make this image because I wanted to capture the square without any people. During the daytime it is very crowded here. I like the beautiful dawn sky in this image and the buildings illuminated by the street lights. On top of the left column you can see a lion which is the symbol of St. Mark, Venice's patron saint. It was such a beautiful morning!

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2015-04-02 15:09:54 (16 comments, 10 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

I love shooting cityscapes in the early morning. I try to find illuminated buildings and shoot them with the twilight sky in the background. Sometimes I know exactly what I want to shoot, but other times I wonder around and try to find interesting compositions. When I visited Pasadena several years ago I went out shooting with my friend +Richard Wong  who suggested that we shoot the City Hall. This is an image I just stumbled upon while I was wondering around the building. I like this composition of the dome of City Hall framed by 2 palm trees. Of course it was only possible because we were in the right place at the right time. Thanks for suggesting this Richard!

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I love shooting cityscapes in the early morning. I try to find illuminated buildings and shoot them with the twilight sky in the background. Sometimes I know exactly what I want to shoot, but other times I wonder around and try to find interesting compositions. When I visited Pasadena several years ago I went out shooting with my friend +Richard Wong  who suggested that we shoot the City Hall. This is an image I just stumbled upon while I was wondering around the building. I like this composition of the dome of City Hall framed by 2 palm trees. Of course it was only possible because we were in the right place at the right time. Thanks for suggesting this Richard!

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2015-04-01 15:49:09 (30 comments, 24 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

This is Tokyo's Rainbow bridge illuminated against the twilight sky. The key to taking this photo was finding the right vantage point. I arrived several hours before sunset and found a restaurant on the roof of a local building with a great view. Then we ordered a tasty snack and waited for the sun to go down. It was a very pleasant way to spend several hours in one of my favorite places in Tokyo with a great friend +Sawako Hamasaki.

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This is Tokyo's Rainbow bridge illuminated against the twilight sky. The key to taking this photo was finding the right vantage point. I arrived several hours before sunset and found a restaurant on the roof of a local building with a great view. Then we ordered a tasty snack and waited for the sun to go down. It was a very pleasant way to spend several hours in one of my favorite places in Tokyo with a great friend +Sawako Hamasaki.

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2015-03-31 15:02:42 (23 comments, 17 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

Across the south many antebellum plantations planted rows of live oak trees along the road leading up to the plantation house. This is the Wormsloe Plantation just outside Savannah, GA. Even though the plantation house itself has not survived, these stately trees with Spanish moss are a reminder of a time long past. I just love the way the trees have grown together to form a tunnel over the road.

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Across the south many antebellum plantations planted rows of live oak trees along the road leading up to the plantation house. This is the Wormsloe Plantation just outside Savannah, GA. Even though the plantation house itself has not survived, these stately trees with Spanish moss are a reminder of a time long past. I just love the way the trees have grown together to form a tunnel over the road.

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2015-03-30 15:11:12 (9 comments, 15 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

On our recent trip to Mexico our first stop was Mexico City. This image is looking up at the ceiling of Palacio de Bella Artes or in English the Palace of Fine Arts which is Mexico City's opera house. It was completed in 1934 and it was the most impressive building we saw there. The interior is art deco and has several important murals by Diego Rivera and other famous Mexican Muralists. If you ever have a chance to visit Mexico City this building is a "must see".

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On our recent trip to Mexico our first stop was Mexico City. This image is looking up at the ceiling of Palacio de Bella Artes or in English the Palace of Fine Arts which is Mexico City's opera house. It was completed in 1934 and it was the most impressive building we saw there. The interior is art deco and has several important murals by Diego Rivera and other famous Mexican Muralists. If you ever have a chance to visit Mexico City this building is a "must see".

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2015-03-27 14:53:24 (12 comments, 12 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

White Sands in New Mexico is one of my favorite places. The white sand against the deep blue Southwest sky looks so surreal. This area several hours south of Albuquerque is one of only a few areas in the world to have truly white sand. The sand is actually gypsum which forms as crystals when water evaporates. This is the high desert and the basin has no outlet to the ocean. When it does rain, the water pools up and then evaporates from the heat and the gypsum which is dissolved in the water forms crystals. Gypsum crystals are clear, but as the wind blows the crystals around they break up into tiny grains of sand. The outside of each grain becomes scratched and just like frosted glass it looks white. Mother Nature is such a wonderful artist!

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White Sands in New Mexico is one of my favorite places. The white sand against the deep blue Southwest sky looks so surreal. This area several hours south of Albuquerque is one of only a few areas in the world to have truly white sand. The sand is actually gypsum which forms as crystals when water evaporates. This is the high desert and the basin has no outlet to the ocean. When it does rain, the water pools up and then evaporates from the heat and the gypsum which is dissolved in the water forms crystals. Gypsum crystals are clear, but as the wind blows the crystals around they break up into tiny grains of sand. The outside of each grain becomes scratched and just like frosted glass it looks white. Mother Nature is such a wonderful artist!

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2015-03-26 14:55:28 (35 comments, 47 reshares, 291 +1s)Open 

When we visited New Zealand several years ago, one of the places I wanted to see the most was the Bay of Islands on the North Island. We stayed in Paihia and joined a boat tour out to the islands. This is Urupukapuka Island and it has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. I like this view from the tallest hill on the island looking down on the bay where our tour boat landed. This place is definitely worth revisiting someday.

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When we visited New Zealand several years ago, one of the places I wanted to see the most was the Bay of Islands on the North Island. We stayed in Paihia and joined a boat tour out to the islands. This is Urupukapuka Island and it has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. I like this view from the tallest hill on the island looking down on the bay where our tour boat landed. This place is definitely worth revisiting someday.

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2015-03-25 14:42:39 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

I am a big fan of Japanese gardens and one of the features I like the most are the raked sand. These geometric shapes represent waves and islands in the ocean, but I like them because they are so abstract. Abstract art lets the viewer see whatever comes into their mind. I always feel so calm and tranquil when I view these sand gardens and it makes me want to linger and enjoy the moment, so different from our normal, hectic lives!

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I am a big fan of Japanese gardens and one of the features I like the most are the raked sand. These geometric shapes represent waves and islands in the ocean, but I like them because they are so abstract. Abstract art lets the viewer see whatever comes into their mind. I always feel so calm and tranquil when I view these sand gardens and it makes me want to linger and enjoy the moment, so different from our normal, hectic lives!

For #gardeningwednesday  hosted by +Juliane Clausen  +Grant Meyer  & +GardeningWednesday 
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2015-03-14 15:17:47 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

When I go out shooting I am always try to find interesting patterns and shapes. Often all it takes is to look down in front of where I am standing. I made this image while I was walking on the boardwalk near Old Faithful. In this area there are many geysers and hot springs. This is some geothermal runoff which was frozen after the temperature dropped. I like the lines of this composition and the soft earth tone colors. Mother Nature is such a wonderful artist!

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When I go out shooting I am always try to find interesting patterns and shapes. Often all it takes is to look down in front of where I am standing. I made this image while I was walking on the boardwalk near Old Faithful. In this area there are many geysers and hot springs. This is some geothermal runoff which was frozen after the temperature dropped. I like the lines of this composition and the soft earth tone colors. Mother Nature is such a wonderful artist!

For #earthpatternsaturday  hosted by +Annette Gretler  +Beat Gretler  & +Earth Pattern Saturday 
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2015-03-13 15:13:58 (29 comments, 30 reshares, 256 +1s)Open 

Yellowstone has over 10,000 geothermal features, more than the combined geothermal features in the rest of the world. So it is not surprising that many wonderful geothermal features at Yellowstone are relatively unknown. This is Crested Pool, a hot spring, near Old Faithful. I like the bright colors of this hot spring contrasted against the snow in the background of this image. Yellowstone in the winter is just magical!

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Yellowstone has over 10,000 geothermal features, more than the combined geothermal features in the rest of the world. So it is not surprising that many wonderful geothermal features at Yellowstone are relatively unknown. This is Crested Pool, a hot spring, near Old Faithful. I like the bright colors of this hot spring contrasted against the snow in the background of this image. Yellowstone in the winter is just magical!

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2015-03-12 15:13:07 (15 comments, 11 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Next week we are off to Hawaii. This is the Ala Moana Marina near Waikiki. Last year we stayed near the marina and had some beautiful light in the late afternoon. Honolulu is such a beautiful city!

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#hq... more »

Next week we are off to Hawaii. This is the Ala Moana Marina near Waikiki. Last year we stayed near the marina and had some beautiful light in the late afternoon. Honolulu is such a beautiful city!

For #thirstythursdaypics   hosted by +Mark Esguerra 
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#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
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2015-03-11 15:15:35 (21 comments, 14 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

This is the Metro Station at Hollywood & Vine. What could symbolize LA better than this? The column is a palm tree and the ceiling is lined with empty movie reels. Also if you look closely there is a music clef sign on the railing next to the escalator. Someone had fun designing this station!

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This is the Metro Station at Hollywood & Vine. What could symbolize LA better than this? The column is a palm tree and the ceiling is lined with empty movie reels. Also if you look closely there is a music clef sign on the railing next to the escalator. Someone had fun designing this station!

For #bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE 
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2015-03-10 15:11:14 (20 comments, 11 reshares, 216 +1s)Open 

The most common tree in Yellowstone is lodgepole pine. The Native Americans used these trees to support their tepees and lodges which is how they got their name. Lodgepole pines shed their lower limbs when these branches do not get enough light thus creating very straight, tall trunks. I like this very closeup composition which emphasizes the height of these trees which were so beautiful against the snow.

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The most common tree in Yellowstone is lodgepole pine. The Native Americans used these trees to support their tepees and lodges which is how they got their name. Lodgepole pines shed their lower limbs when these branches do not get enough light thus creating very straight, tall trunks. I like this very closeup composition which emphasizes the height of these trees which were so beautiful against the snow.

For #treetuesday   hosted by +Ralph Mendoza  +David R Robinson  +Kim Troutman  +Allan Cabrera  & +Tree Tuesday 
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2015-03-09 14:51:36 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

One of my favorite cities in Mexico is Guanajuato. This is a rooftop view of the city with the dome of the cathedral in the foreground. In the background you can see the colorful houses that line the walls of the canyon surrounding the city. The colors of Mexico are amazing and the colonial architecture is fabulous. Such a beautiful city!

For #mexicomonday  hosted by +Alicia Navarrete Alonso +Alberto Carreras  +Fernando J. Rodriguez  +Luis Vivanco S.  +Andrés Aquino  &  +Mexico Monday 
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One of my favorite cities in Mexico is Guanajuato. This is a rooftop view of the city with the dome of the cathedral in the foreground. In the background you can see the colorful houses that line the walls of the canyon surrounding the city. The colors of Mexico are amazing and the colonial architecture is fabulous. Such a beautiful city!

For #mexicomonday  hosted by +Alicia Navarrete Alonso +Alberto Carreras  +Fernando J. Rodriguez  +Luis Vivanco S.  +Andrés Aquino  &  +Mexico Monday 
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#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve
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